Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Crispin: The Cross of Lead, by Avi, 2002

The boy who only knows himself as "Asta's son" has scarcely buried his dead mother before he's branded a wolf's head, one whom anyone may freely kill. Is it because of an overheard conversation between the manor's steward and a nobleman? Or does it have something to do with his mother, and the engraved lead cross which is the only relic she left behind? A meticulously-placed historical adventure. Strongly recommended.


Church Lady said...

OMG! Your interview is one of the most hysterical pieces I've ever read!!

I found your name because I have a critique session with agent Alyssa Henkin (and your name is listed as one of her clients) on Saturday. I can't tell from your site if you're her client, but the research was well worth the laugh!


Julie Berry said...

Hi Church Lady! Alyssa is indeed my agent, and she's wonderful. Have a great critique with her. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I had fun writing it. My author site is www.julieberrybooks.com. Let me know how it goes!